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Advance Image Solicits, June 2009

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Image Comics has provided CBR with an advance look at solicitation information and graphics for new books on sale in June, 2009. The full list of June solicitations will be made available on Thursday of this week.

When you’re through checking out these advance solicitations, don’t forget to visit CBR’s Image Comics forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

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CHEW #1

story JOHN LAYMAN

art & cover ROB GUILLORY

JUNE 3

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It’s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu’s secret. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not.

Presenting a twisted new series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants, written by JOHN LAYMAN (Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four and PUFFED) with mind-blowing art by astonishing comics newcomer ROB GUILLORY.

WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


DAWN: NOT TO TOUCH THE EARTH (ONE-SHOT)

story JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

art JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER & EVA HOPKINS

cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

JUNE 17

48 PAGES / FC

$5.99

Dawn, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER’s take on classic Goddess mythology is back, for this ALL-NEW feature length one-shot. Dawn has many faces and wears many masks: this time she is a Faerie Queen, and Darrian Ashoka, LINSNER’s hero character, is a Knight who saves her from a demon. After her rescue, Dawn takes Darrian to the faerie realm, where he discovers unearthly delights and heavenly secrets.

2009 marks Dawn’s 20th anniversary in print. This book celebrates that with pin-ups by such greats as MICHAEL GOLDEN, ADAM HUGHES and MICHAEL TURNER.


DEAD @ 17: AFTERBIRTH #1 (OF 4)

story & art JOSH HOWARD

cover JOSH HOWARD

JUNE 17

32 PAGES / FC

$2.99

Nara Kilday has returned from the dead as Gemini, agent of the celestial covert ops force known as the Zodiac. Her primary mission has been the safeguarding of her best friend Hazy who is now the living embodiment of the Key to the Abyss. But while they’ve spent the last three years trying to piece together a normal life, Earth has continued its shift into Hell’s domain, setting the world on the inevitable path towards apocalypse.


FRANK FRAZETTA’S SORCERER (ONE-SHOT)

story JOSH ORTEGA

art JOSH MEDORS

cover FRANK FRAZETTA

variant covers NAT JONES & JOSH MEDORS

JUNE 24

32 PAGES / FC

$3.99

Return to the Land of Iparsia in this essential story of the Frazettaverse! 900 years before the epic “Shadows of Mirahan” storyline from FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER, the demons of Iparsia begin planning the fall of the Druids, aided by the dark mystic Uja Daja. Written by critically acclaimed comics and games writer JOSH ORTEGA (FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER, Gears of War 2), and reuniting the FRANK FRAZETTA’S SWAMP DEMON, RUNES OF RAGNAN art team of JOSH MEDORS and JAY FOTOS, this is one tale of Frazetta Comics dark fantasy that you won’t want to miss!


KABOOM, VOL. 1 TP

story JEPH LOEB

art & cover JEFF MATSUDA

JUNE 10

128 PAGES / FC

$14.99

$24.99 LTD ED HC

COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

The ground-breaking adventures of Geof Sunrise and his amazing transformation into inter-dimensional defender Kaboom! Witness the birth of an amazing new hero as he struggles aginst the forces of Scarlet! The Nine! And his first date! Can Geoff save the world and make it back in time for his own birthday party? Written by JEPH LOEB (Hulk, Ultimates 3) and illustrated by JEFF MATSUDA (X-Men, Batman Strikes!) KABOOM! introduces an amazing world of magic and monsters that has not been experienced before or since this series exploded onto the scene 10 years ago!

Collecting KABOOM! 1-3, KABOOM! 1/2, KABOOM PRELUDE and the KABOOM CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Tons of character designs and sketches from the dynamic pencil of JEFF MATSUDA as well as a covers gallery with work from TIM SALE, JOE MADUREIRA, ED McGUINNESS, ROB LIEFELD, ADAM POLLINA, ADAM KUBERT and KERON GRANT!


PUG OGN

story DEREK McCULLOCH

art & cover GREG ESPINOZA

JUNE 17

104 PAGES / BW

$14.99

Six years ago, the Darlinger fight ended Jake’s career, cost him his family, and put him in a downward spiral that looked like it had no end. Now he’s doing collections for a small-time loan shark and thinking maybe it’s time he set a few things straight in the world.

From award-winning writer DEREK McCULLOCH (DISPLACED PERSONS and the Eisner-nominated STAGGER LEE) and artist GREG ESPINOSA, PUG is an unsparing tale of a good man trapped in a life of brutality – 15 rounds of blood and bad memories.


SPAWN #193

story TODD McFARLANE

art & cover GREG CAPULLO

JUNE 24

32 PAGES / FC

$2.95

50/50 COLOR & B/W VARIANT COVERS

SPAWN #193 packs a powerful punch: Fan-favorite artist GREG CAPULLO returns as guest artist, bringing his inimitable style to a story arc which includes three characters he is passionate about drawing.

SPAWN creator TODD McFARLANE incorporated a one-issue encounter between three of Capullo’s favorite characters: detectives Sam and Twitch, who he’s perfected during his previous work on SPAWN, and the ultimate personification of evil, the Clown. McFARLANE brought the three characters face-to-face for an ominous meeting that will leave fans ravenous for the next issue.


BACK TO BROOKLYN TP

story GARTH ENNIS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI

art & cover MIHAILO VUKELIC

bookstore variant cover JIMMY PALMIOTTI

JUNE 3

128 PAGES / FC

$14.99

The controversial over the top crime thriller is finally collected! Big Bob Saetta made the biggest mistake of his life by pissing off his brother, one of the biggest and most brutal crime bosses in New York City. This is the story of two brothers at war, wrapped in a special package of extreme language and hardcore violence. Join award winning writer GARTH ENNIS (Preacher, The Punisher), JIMMY PALMIOTTI (Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane) and artist MIHAILO VUKELIC on an adrenaline ride that rips the roof off Brooklyn’s criminal underworld!


BERSERKER #1

story RICK LOVERD

art JEREMY HAUN

covers DALE KEOWN & JEREMY HAUN

32 pages/FC

$2.99

A brutal new series produced by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and DiVide Pictures!

The lives of Aaron and Farris, two young and completely different men, are turned upside down when they discover an animalistic and uncontrollable rage living inside them. Meanwhile, two mysterious organizations seek them out for their newfound strength and power for their own purposes. But what good is strength and power when you can’t tell friend from foe?

From Friday Night Lights screenwriter Rick Loverd and artist Jeremy Haun (Chuck, Leading Man) comes a raw, bloody series in the spirit of Wanted! Featuring variant covers by series artist Jeremy Haun and Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).


WITCHBLADE/THE DARKNESS/ANGELUS: BLOOD ON THE SANDS

story PHILLIP W. SMITH

art SHELDON MITCHELL, TOM GRINDBERG & JEFF WAMESTER

cover STJEPAN SEJIC

32 pages/FC

$2.99

A tale starring Witchblade, The Darkness, and The Angelus pulled from the sands of time surfaces in June!

Set in 13th Century Arabia, Blood on the Sands tells the tale of three different bearers of the Top Cow Universe’s Trinity. In the harsh environment of the Arabian desert a pair of sisters struggle with the burden of the Witchblade, while a Darkness lord seeks to corrupt an inexperienced bearer of the Angelus. Brought to you by newcomer Philip W. Smith (The Gelding) and the artistic talents of Sheldon Mitchell (Witchblade Annual), Tom Grindberg (Teen Titans, The Outsiders), and up and comer Jeff Wamester (Dark Horse Presents).


TASTY BULLET OGN

story JONATHAN VANKIN & ARNOLD PANDER

art ARNOLD PANDER

cover THE PANDER BROS.

JUNE 24

176 PAGES / BW

$14.99

Tamar had her childhood stolen so she could become the physical embodiment of a wildly-popular energy drink that’s behind a deadly adrenaline addiction that is sweeping the globe. The property of BULLET CORP, she must now discover the difference between her true self and the consumer icon known as the Tasty Bullet Girl, and then take on Bullet Corp…or die trying!

An all-new, high-octane adventure from fan-favorite, cutting-edge creator, ARNOLD PANDER!


T.RUNT! HC

story DEREK McCULLOCH

art & cover JIMMIE ROBINSON

JUNE 17

32 PAGES / FC

$12.99

Vegrandis was the runt of the litter and was always picked on by the larger tyrannosaurs…but everything changes once Vegrandis discovers he isn’t the smallest animal – let alone dinosaur – in the world!

An all-ages Silverline Books hardcover with a gentle message…and DINOSAURS!